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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 3:46 pm

Our DVD player died, and we finally broke down and bought a blue ray player. Wanted something sumptuous to test it out, so I rented Phantom of the Opera. I'd recommend it to anyone who truly enjoys musicals as they used to be filmed (i.e., mostly singing and not a lot of speaking parts). The production quality and costuming are gorgeous in this one.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 5:55 pm

"Ludmilla" wrote:Our DVD player died, and we finally broke down and bought a blue ray player. Wanted something sumptuous to test it out, so I rented Phantom of the Opera. I'd recommend it to anyone who truly enjoys musicals as they used to be filmed (i.e., mostly singing and not a lot of speaking parts). The production quality and costuming are gorgeous in this one.


Oh I love this film, it's so gorgeous looking and as you say, sumptuous - it opens out the stage show quite a bit so that it works as a movie, and not just a case of filming a performance of the musical - lovely! :D A wallow with a box of chocolates film if ever there was one - and Gerard Butler is great as the Phantom!

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Hunter
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Postby Hunter » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 6:49 pm

Re: British comedies, the Jeeves and Woosters series is my all-time favorite, followed by A Bit of Fry and Laurie, The Young Ones, Absolutely Fabulous, and Bottom.

Over the weekend, we re-watched The Incredible Hulk (really liked it), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (fun, despite being too-over-the-top in spots), and Sleeping Beauty (the new release of the Disney classic).

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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
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Postby Rowan » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 7:43 pm

We rented The Love Guru. It's mad.

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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Tue November 4th, 2008, 4:45 am

We rented a two-disc BBC production of Ivanhoe made in 1997. It's excellent!
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Tue November 4th, 2008, 10:03 am

"cw gortner" wrote:We rented a two-disc BBC production of Ivanhoe made in 1997. It's excellent!


I saw that in the original CW, and I enjoyed it. Particularly liked Chiaran Hinds as Brian de Boise Gilbert. When it appeared on UK TV, Angela Levin of the Daily Mail enthused about it, saying 'Forget Mr Darcy's wet shirt, it's much more fun to lust after a man in chain mail.' I've made a lot of mileage out of that one!
My re-enactment society Regia Anglorum provided some of the extras and turned up to filming with their authentic costumes. The BBC immediately took them away and replaced them with their own version of what peasants wore. Regia members were not happy bunnies.
I think I may just have to rewatch this one. Thanks for the reminder!
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Tue November 4th, 2008, 10:24 am

Amadeus on DVD.

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Volgadon
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Postby Volgadon » Tue November 4th, 2008, 12:13 pm

"Hunter" wrote:Re: British comedies, the Jeeves and Woosters series is my all-time favorite, followed by A Bit of Fry and Laurie, The Young Ones, Absolutely Fabulous, and Bottom.

Over the weekend, we re-watched The Incredible Hulk (really liked it), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (fun, despite being too-over-the-top in spots), and Sleeping Beauty (the new release of the Disney classic).



I've just been rewatching Jeeves & Wooster and Fry and Laurie on youtube. I've been a Plum fan since age 9 or so.

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Bobbi
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Location: Vic Australia

Postby Bobbi » Wed November 5th, 2008, 2:51 am

Burn after Reading. This movie was the biggest waste of my time ever! I could have read half a book in that time and I can guarantee you, I would have enjoyed myself a hell of a lot more.

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Wed November 5th, 2008, 3:31 pm

I love classic films....Last night I watched "Rembrandt" Charles Laughton was brilliant as the artist....Have always admired his works...Makes me want to do research on Rembrandt's life and the life influences that motivated this bankrupt Dutch artist and his perceptions......


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